Wednesday, April 20, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge

Once again I'm cutting it very fine for the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge. This week it's a sketch. I used the Stampin' Up set Just Believe with Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze as my colours.
When I started this on Sunday I wasn't too happy with it but after not looking at it for a couple of days, I'm liking a lot more now.
I have to go back to work so this is very short.

Edited to add: The sponged circle focal point with the Just Believe set was an idea I saw on a card and I'm terribly sorry I can't remember whose card was. The original card was blue and green tones, if anyone knows who I have to give credit to please let me know. Thanks so much.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

How Cute?

I found some absolutely gorgeous little chicken 3d's in my local papercraft shop and thought they would go perfectly with some papers I had in my stash. One of Sharon's kits actually. So using Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge 111 I made this baby card. I'm so happy with the way it turned out. The cardstock I used is Stampin' Up Confetti White, Old Olive, So Saffron and Blushing Bride. Perfect matches. The little saying out of Nursery Necessities with some pearls finished the card off.

Thank you to the 4 Crafty Chicks once more who selected my card as one of the three Golden Egg award winners. I always get so excited if I get selected and certainly gives one a boost. Thank you.

Today has been tidy up day after a fortnight of having relatives popping in and out for visits. My girlfriend who has been visiting on a Saturday has gone away so I've cleaned up from all the crafting Saturdays we've had. Then I went through my cardstock scraps and sorted them out this afternoon, so that's another job done. Next thing is to do this week's 4 Crafty Chicks challenge which is a sketch.

Thank you once again for visiting my blog and all the comments you leave. Very much appreciated.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Inspiration Picture and a Sketch

Well I will say this week's challenge on 4 Crafty Chicks was a real challenge. This week we were given an inspiration I'm not really very good with inspiration pictures so here is the result of my labours and I must say that I'm only getting in by the skin of my teeth. I used The Sweet Stop sketch for this week number 103. Instead of the sentiment I've added flowers and as an extra embellishment..pearls. Stampin' Up's Marina Mist and Blushing Bride went perfectly with these papers.

I've been missing in action for a bit. The last week has been quite busy here with work, relatives visiting and funerals. Thanks for visiting and hope you like my card.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Buttons Made It!!!!!

Thanks so much to the ladies from the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge. I have won another Golden Egg Award. Woo Hoo, very exciting. The card, which is the one with the buttons inspired by Heather Summers, is so different to my usual style. It was good to have a change and make something different. Thanks again to the 4 Crafty Chicks. Enjoy your day everyone.

Friday, April 1, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - A Recipe!!!!

The challenge for this week on 4 Crafty Chicks is a recipe - 1 ribbon, 2 dsp, 3 buttons. I've been working on this card for a day or so and when I saw the recipe challenge, well I couldn't believe it. It was the same as I had been fiddling with. So here it is, in all it's glory.

I saw on Heather Summers blog how she used these designer big buttons, so that's what I decided that would be the focal point of my card, thank you Heather.

As at yesterday, 31st March, this card could have been called, Past, Present and Future. The chocolate chip grosgrain - past, Sweet Summer stamp set - present, buttons and dsp Sweet Stitches - future.

I know this card is not my usual style but the sketch seemed to fit what I wanted to do. The sketch I used was Inspirational Card Sketches 107.

Thanks to the team at 4 Crafty Chicks for the challenge. It's still raining here. Have a good day everyone.